Tennis Career Highlights
Rod Laver, Australia Born : 1938 in Rockhampton. "Rocket Rod" has a real claim for title of the world`s greatest tennis player. The only man to achieve 2 Grand Slams and could have won more but for the exclusion of the professionals from the Major tournaments for over 5 years. A complete player with a fine left hand serve allied to great volleying and penetrating ground strokes.

 

Important Tournament Victories

1959:
Australian Open: Men`s Doubles
Davis Cup
1960:
Australian Open: Singles; Men`s Doubles
Davis Cup
1961:
Wimbledon: Singles
French Open: Men`s Doubles; Mixed
Australian Open: Men`s Doubles
Davis Cup
1962:
Grand Slam
Wimbledon: Singles
French Open: Singles
US Open: Singles
Australian Open: Singles
Italian
Queens
Davis Cup
1963:
1964:
1965:
1966:
1967:
1968:

Wimbledon: Singles
Los Angeles
1969:
Grand Slam
Wimbledon: Singles
French Open: Singles
US Open: Singles
Australian Open: Singles; Men`s Doubles
1970:
Los Angeles
Queens
Montreal
1971:
Wimbledon: Men`s Doubles
Italian

San Jose